Melissa M. Gomez, Ph.D.
A seasoned jury consultant and owner of MMG Jury Consulting, LLC, Dr. Melissa Gomez holds a Ph.D. and M.S.Ed. from the University of Pennsylvania and a B.A. from Loyola University Maryland. Her experience includes work on several hundred jury trials across the country, with a focus on the psychology of learning, behavior and decision-making. She has close to two decades of professional expertise in research design and methodology, as well as in behavioral and communication skills training.
Dr. Gomez has provided jury consulting services that include designing and conducting mock trials and focus groups, assisting with witness preparation and jury selection, and developing educational and persuasive strategies for trial. Dr. Gomez has provided CLE lectures for numerous litigation groups as well as the American Bar Association, the Pennsylvania Bar Institute, the Pennsylvania Psychological Association, the National Seminar for Federal Defenders, the Product Liability Advisory Committee, and the Sixth Circuit Judicial Conference. She has appeared on Fox News, NBC’s “10! Show,” CNN’s “In Session,” and National Public Radio’s “Morning Edition.” She has been quoted in multiple news publications including "The Philadelphia Inquirer" and "The Patriot", and has published several articles in "The Legal Intelligencer", "For the Defense" and "The Jury Expert". Dr. Gomez is a regular contributor to the Legal Intelligencer Blog.
Dr. Gomez resides in the Chestnut Hill neighborhood of Philadelphia with her husband and twin sons.